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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Catch a bluefin tuna and help conserve the species

Expressions of interest are invited for Tuna Chart, a pilot bluefin tuna data collection programme, which will allow 15 authorised angling vessels to catch, tag and release Atlantic tuna for data purposes off the Irish coast during 2019. Previously, under the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (Iccat) rules, Ireland could not allow targeted angling for data collection. …

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Angler finds an engagement ring in fish’s stomach – then proposes to his girlfriend as he was planning to buy

CANNY fisherman Christopher Eggington cod-n’t believe his luck when his catch was worth more than its weight in gold. After an engagement ring was discovered inside a fish being gutted for dinner, he promptly proposed to his longtime girlfriend – and she fell for him hook, line and sinker. The happy couple Christopher Eggington and his new fiancée Sandra BidgoodCredit: …

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Invasive pink salmon could return to Scottish rivers

Image copyright Ness Salmon Fishery Board Image caption Male and female pink salmon in the River Ness in the Highlands A non-native species of fish could return to Scottish rivers in large numbers this year. Pink salmon are native to Pacific Ocean waters but have spread to parts of northern Europe after being released into rivers in Russia in the …

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Things you shouldn’t do if there’s a thunderstorm

People are being warned to take precautions ahead of thunderstorms set to roll across parts of the UK this week. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for severe thunderstorms which could bring flooding. Lightning could be a problem for anyone who hears thunder – as strikes are possible up to 10 miles from the heart of a thunderstorm. …

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Man arrested on suspicion of illegal netting in North Wales river

A man was arrested after being found using a net in a North Wales river. Officers from Natural Resources Wales (NRW), supported by North Wales Police’s rural crime team, apprehended the 31-year-old man from the Dolgellau area while on a routine patrol of the riverbank. NRW officers confiscated a net and other equipment during the incident on the River Wnion. …

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Shocking pictures show seal’s mouth entangled in fishing tackle

Volunteers are out in Shaldon this weekend searching for a seal which was spotted with fishing tackle entangled on its mouth. The mammal, described as looking ‘underweight’ and ‘needing help’, was seen in Black Allers Cove in Labrador Bay on Thursday by boat trip operator Devon Sea Safari. On its Facebook page it said: “Unfortunately we came across a seal …

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ANOTHER poor seal snagged in fishing tackle

Another seal has been painfully snagged in fishing tackle off Torbay. Devon Sea Safari came across the Bull Grey Seal yesterday (July 26) at Hopes Nose, just one week after a seal became entangled near Shaldon . The poor thing was clearly snagged through the nose with mackerel feathers. A spokesperson for the boat tour company added: “While this seal …

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Matt is living "every angler’s dream" as UK’s youngest fishery manager

The UK’s youngest fishery manager has said he’s living “every angler’s dream” at his new business in Cullompton. Mathew Gunn, 21, backed by his family, has just opened a carp fishery on a site once used by golfers before Padbrook Park closed its course two years ago. Thanks to some EU funding you’re now more likely to find bait rather …

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Devon man catches world’s BIGGEST carp weighing a staggering 232lbs

A Devon-born man has caught was is thought to be the world’s biggest carp fish – weighing a whopping 232lbs. John Harvey, from Westleigh, near Tiverton, spent 80 minutes reeling the Siamese Carp at a lake in Thailand last month. At a staggering 232lbs, or 16-and-a-half stone, or 105kg, it reportedly beats the previous world record set for a Siamese …

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Dead fish found in Cwmbran canals choked by duck weed

Media captionAn estimated quarter of a tonne of duck weed has been cleared Fish are being left to die in canals that have become suffocated by duck weed, anglers have claimed. Members of the Valley Carpers said Torfaen council is not dealing quickly enough to clear waterways around Cwmbran that are swamped in weeds. They said they have found dead …

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